28
SEP
2016

Finding Your Inner Peace

  “Money can’t buy me love. It’s true. The point is this, I want happiness.” – John Lennon at the height of his success with the Beatles There is no amount of money, fame, or power that can satisfy our quest for happiness. No matter how hard we try, we continue to search for...
28
SEP
2016

Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jes...
27
SEP
2016

The Search for Happiness

I just want to be happy. Happiness. We all want it, but few find it. Yet, so many decisions we make in life are driven by this desire. So what is true happiness? And does God even care about our happiness? The Bible shows us that God cares deeply about our desire for happiness...
25
SEP
2016

“Help Someone Find God”

The Gospel needs to be shared with people everywhere. Imagine that you discovered a simple cure for every kind of cancer. Would you want to share it with everyone? Of course! … Well, humanity is sick with something far worse than cancer: It’s called sin, and it causes...
25
SEP
2016

1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:58

“So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” ‭‭
24
SEP
2016

“God Hears Your Prayers”

He wants to spend time with you and hear from you. We learned earlier that God talks to us in the Bible. In prayer, you are talking with God. He knows you better and loves you more than any friend. He wants to spend time with you and hear from you. … God is more than a...
23
SEP
2016

“The Church is Your Family”

The church – your local group of believers – will encourage and guide you as you grow spiritually. When you became a follower of Jesus, you were “born again” (John 3:3). Can you imagine being a newborn baby just coming home, and your parents left you alone on the floor, giving...
19
SEP
2016

Hebrews‬ ‭10:35-36

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” ‭‭
18
SEP
2016

“Get Direction from the Bible”

Life can be hard sometimes. But God provided us with help to teach us. Our help is in the Bible. Have you ever tried to do something hard without having someone teach you? You probably needed a little help. … Life can be hard sometimes. But God provided us with help to...
17
SEP
2016

“Who is the Holy Spirit”

You are not alone in wondering who the Holy Spirit is. Have you ever wondered who the Holy Spirit is? You are not alone. Followers of John the Baptist had to admit, “We have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” (Acts 19:2). … So let’s look into God’s...
15
SEP
2016

“Jesus Has Saved Me”

How can you be sure you are saved? If you have had feelings of doubt following your decision to receive Christ, you are not alone. How can you be sure you are saved? How do Christians find confidence they will remain in their relationship with Jesus? … What must I do to be...
14
SEP
2016

Romans‬ ‭1:16

“For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.” ‭‭‬
13
SEP
2016

Isaiah‬ ‭12:2

“See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The LORD GOD is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.”” ‭‭‬
12
SEP
2016

Proverbs‬ ‭4:23

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” ‭‭‬
10
SEP
2016

Stop Blaming and Rise Up

When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another...
09
SEP
2016

2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:6-8

“That’s why we live with such good cheer. You won’t see us drooping our heads or dragging our feet! Cramped conditions here don’t get us down. They only remind us of the spacious living conditions ahead. It’s what we trust in but don’t yet see that keeps us going. Do you suppose...
09
SEP
2016

The First Step Toward Freedom

Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and...
07
SEP
2016

Good…All the Time

John 10:10-11 gives us a great truth, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.” … Is your...
06
SEP
2016

Called to Worship

True worship celebrates our callings. We are drawn into the greatest privilege for a human being: to worship the living God. The book of Revelation ends with the invitation, “Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life”...
05
SEP
2016

Called to Persevere

All mountains have one thing in common: they are big. They loom large and cast dark shadows: illness, opposition, stress, disappointment, bereavement, persecution, fear of the unknown. Mountains can stop us in our tracks. They can force us to rethink and replan. Their size drives...
04
SEP
2016

Called to Courage

Whenever we step out in faith, we take a risk. Whenever we dare to hope in the face of hopelessness or dream the impossible dream, whenever we are willing to try what the world might dismiss as foolish, we are not doing any of these things in absolute assurance that our attempts...
03
SEP
2016

Choosing Well

Making life choices is never easy. You leave college or university, and you have to make some kind of choice about what happens next. Or you are midway through your career, facing a crossroads, and you think, you sense, God might be calling you to something new. Maybe you have...
02
SEP
2016

Called to Wait

In a rapidly changing world, we all face new seasons in our lives, some we choose and others that are forced upon us: one stage of life ends for another to begin; new career challenges lead to different jobs; new opportunities change our ways of living. In these times, we have a...
01
SEP
2016

Taking God’s Perspective

One of the greatest problems facing Christianity today is a refusal to believe that God could possibly care about our individual futures, that God could care about our day-to-day lives or have plans for us outside of a particularly religious call. We’re often fine with the idea...
31
AUG
2016

Galatians‬ ‭1:10

“Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.” ‭‭‬
31
AUG
2016

Called to Passion

Very often when people talk about calling, they try to remove human autonomy from the equation. They imagine that our desires, our concerns, our passions and talents are irrelevant. But the fact that our loving Father has called us should not negate the freedom we have to make...
31
AUG
2016

Psalms‬ ‭119:143

“As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.” ‭‭‬
30
AUG
2016

Your Actions Will Define You!

““Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces...
30
AUG
2016

Psalms‬ ‭55:22

“Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.” ‭‭
28
AUG
2016

Romans‬ ‭8:1-8‬

“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature....
27
AUG
2016

Philippians‬ ‭2:3-11‬

“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of...
23
AUG
2016

The Political Adversaries

One Sunday afternoon a few years ago, my wife and I were visiting with family. We were having a very pleasant after-dinner conversation, and everything was going fine—until someone innocently touched one of my hot buttons. I felt Monster Zeal come raging out of me. I struggled to...
21
AUG
2016

Losers Like Us

In a world that requires skills and credentials I don’t have, I am an underachiever. I am a loser. … In 2008, my academic career flamed out when my doctoral thesis failed and my teaching job ended. The one-two punch broke me. It was the last straw in a series of failures...
19
AUG
2016

Hidden Treasure

You’ve made it to the final section. Now, I want to offer you the hidden treasure. It’s buried amidst the hustle and bustle of your life. It’s covered up by the crisscrossing signals of a busy world, but when you see it clearly for the first time its value is...
18
AUG
2016

Trading Up

In the thirteenth chapter of the book of Matthew, Jesus shares a one-line parable about a man who finds a piece of real estate that he just can’t turn down. Somehow the man discovers a field with a valuable treasure hidden inside. Recognizing the value, the man hides the...
17
AUG
2016

Work in Progress

The writer of the book of Hebrews says that Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. He’s always been the pursuer, and we are the objects of his pursuit. Not only has he pursued us, but he has been writing the story of our salvation. Like scraps of paper on the floor...
16
AUG
2016

Elaborate Deception

The enemy of our soul has constructed an elaborate deception that makes our present enslavement feel lavish and our freedom like a sacrifice. It’s difficult to set someone free when they don’t yet realize they’re enslaved. First, the veil over their reality must...
15
AUG
2016

Perfection Not Required

When you first realize that God has orchestrated all of creation to reach you with His message, it can be intriguing — maybe even exhilarating. Then, you remember just how imperfect you are. That’s a natural reaction when you start getting closer to God. He’s...
14
AUG
2016

Parallels

God can see out across all of time like waves on the horizon of Heaven. He sees you — every version of you. He sees the selfish and selfless, wise and foolish. He sees your darkest shame and proudest joy. He sees you in the present and the past just as clearly as he sees...
13
AUG
2016

Silent Signals

Right now, there are invisible waves swirling around your head. Television shows, radio programs, phone conversations and GPS coordinates relentlessly bombard the world around you. Most of them dissipate into the ground or pulse unnoticed into the empty darkness of space. In the...
11
AUG
2016

Richer Blessings

Jeremiah 23:3-4 says, “But I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be...
10
AUG
2016

57 Days until No Mercy 7!!!

57 days until No Mercy 7!!! https://youtu.be/5YFk87ozNss Young Noah – Mothership Mothership (Official Video) Available for download here! http://noisetrade.com/youngnoah/mothership Young Noah opens up about his bouts with temptation in hi… youtu.be
09
AUG
2016

Not There Yet

Not There Yet In Philippians 3:12-13, Paul gives us an important insight into becoming complete or mature in Christ, Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected (or complete); but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of...
08
AUG
2016

The Remnant

The Remnant Today, I want you to read Romans 11:2-5, God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying, “LORD, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I...
08
AUG
2016

59 Days! Spoken In Concert No Mercy 7!

59 days! Spoken In Concert No Mercy 7! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EJuROjO48Q Spoken – Through It All (Official Lyric Video) The official lyric video for the first single off of Spoken’s new album “Illusion” released through eOne Records. Available...
07
AUG
2016

It Will All Work Out

It Will All Work Out Ephesians 1:11 is a powerful verse with a vital lesson, In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will. … Over the 30 years of my Christian life, I...
06
AUG
2016

60 Days! Disciple In Concert No Mercy 7!

60 days! Disciple In Concert No Mercy 7! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I28tB1e7NIQ Disciple | Someday | Official Lyric Video OFFICIAL lyric video for “Someday” by Disciple. Made by Bradley Rodermond. Check out his band “Beautiful Tension.”...
06
AUG
2016

The Road to Perfect And Complete

The Road to Perfect and Complete I want us to focus our attention today on James 1:2-4, My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and...
05
AUG
2016

61 Days! Flame In Concert No Mercy 7!

61 days! Flame In Concert No Mercy 7! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq3vMXJH1HM “Whole 9” – FLAME & Mike REAL Get the song here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/revival-ep/id1108099164 Album: REVIVAL ClearSightMusic.com Artists: Flame, Mike REAL...
05
AUG
2016

Ephesians 5: 1-2

“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2
04
AUG
2016

The Most Important Quality

The Most Important Quality In 1 Samuel 16:6-7, when Samuel came to Jesse’s house to anoint the next king of Israel, we see the criteria God uses to choose people for service to Him, So it was, when they came, that he looked at Eliab and said, “Surely the LORD’S anointed is before...
03
AUG
2016

A Seedbed Of Faith

A Seedbed of Faith In Judges 6:11-15, we read this about Gideon, Now the Angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth tree which was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon threshed wheat in the winepress, in order to hide it from the...
01
AUG
2016

Confounding The Wise

Confounding the Wise In 1 Corinthians 1:20, 27-29, the apostle Paul provides a very powerful word, Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to...
31
JUL
2016

66 Days! Disciple In Concert No Mercy 7!

66 days! Disciple In Concert No Mercy 7! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMbFmq37B7M Southern Hospitality Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment Southern Hospitality · Disciple / 弟子樂團 Southern Hospitality ℗ 2008 INO Records Released on: 2008-10-21 Assoc youtube.com
29
JUL
2016

GGTG To Host Decyfer Down At No Mercy 7

GGTG TO HOST DECYFER DOWN AT NO MERCY 7 http://www.ggtgdaily.com/…/ggtg-to-host-decyfer-down-at-no-mer…/ Give God the Glory Upcoming Events » » GGTG TO HOST DECYFER DOWN AT NO MERCY 7 ggtgdaily.com
29
JUL
2016

68 Days! Decyfer Down In Concert No Mercy 7!

68 days! Decyfer Down In Concert No Mercy 7! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDSfGh2u3Ik Decyfer Down – Nothing More Official Lyric Video Here’s the official lyric video for the first single from our new independent album, “The Other Side Of Darkness”, in...
28
JUL
2016

The Storms

In life we will all experience storms, but Praise be to God that He is right there with us. When storms appear in your life, don’t get sidetracked by the noisy crackling thunder and the whistling winds. Instead, aim to intentionally focus on Jesus Christ. Jesus is with you in the...
27
JUL
2016

GGTG To Host Red, Disciple, Spoken, Random Hero At No Mercy 7!

GGTG TO HOST RED, DISCIPLE, SPOKEN, RANDOM HERO AT NO MERCY 7 http://www.ggtgdaily.com/event/ggtg-host-red-tour-at-no-mercy-7/ Give God the Glory Upcoming Events » » GGTG To Host Red Tour At NO MERCY 7 ggtgdaily.com
27
JUL
2016

70 Days! Disciple In Concert No Mercy 7!

70 days! Disciple In Concert No Mercy 7! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTDcIVAAogY Disciple – Lay My Burdens Music video by Disciple performing Lay My Burdens. (C) 2008 INO Records
27
JUL
2016

God’s Boundaries

Boundaries are established by God to keep his children on the track He has planned and purposed. Obeying God’s commands serves beneficial to believers as we aim to stay within the established boundaries marked out for optimal spiritual and physical development. When one...
26
JUL
2016

God Loves You

God loves you so much that He corrects, disciplines and forgives you when you’ve gone contrary to His will, word and way. Many individuals have misconstrued God’s discipline as mistreatment, but God’s discipline is a sign of his positive love operating in our lives. It is our sin...
26
JUL
2016

GGTG To Host Flame At No Mercy 7

GGTG TO HOST FLAME AT NO MERCY 7 http://www.ggtgdaily.com/event/ggtg-to-flame-at-no-mercy-7/ Give God the Glory Upcoming Events » » GGTG TO FLAME AT NO MERCY 7 FLAME was born and raised in inner city St. Louis. Today he is a well-versed leader in the Christian hip-hop scene with...
26
JUL
2016

71 Days! Flame In Concert No Mercy 7!

71 days! Flame In Concert No Mercy 7! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaZQYucYXtk FLAME “Move” (music video) More info http://www.sphereofhiphop.com Purchase Flame http://www.sphereofhiphopstore.com/product/flame-the-6th-cd News, album reviews, MP3 downloads, music...
25
JUL
2016

God Chose You

You were created for a great purpose that God specifically designed for you to fulfill. God not only chose you but he loves you! A lot of people don’t really understand God’s love for them and this oftentimes is evident in one’s life decisions, interactions and thoughts. All...
24
JUL
2016

God’s Love Is Pure

God’s love for you is pure, trustworthy and constant. God is the love of your life; he breathed life into you and sent Jesus Christ to die for your sins. When you received Jesus as your Savior, God promised you eternal life with him. Your name is engrafted in the palm of God’s...
24
JUL
2016

Romans 8:38-39

“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the...
19
JUL
2016

What Is In You?

This year, I believe God is declaring over your life: “Behold, stand in awe and be amazed. God is going to give you a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Can you see something new and miraculous in your life? Do you believe it? Do you expect it? Can you lay hold of...
18
JUL
2016

Life Is A Journey

It’s a common but true metaphor that life is a journey… A journey we take along the roads and seasons of growth, opportunity and experience. These roads of life are rarely straight, flat and wide like a runway – at least not for very long! Proverbs 15:24 says, “The way of...
17
JUL
2016

Will You Believe It?

Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert. … (ISA 43:19) When God makes a declaration, there is often a challenge connected with it. And the challenge usually boils...
15
JUL
2016

His Annoucement

BEHOLD I do a New thing! That was the declarative word spoken by God to His people in Isaiah 43. He spoke a faith-path out of their seventy-year captivity into liberation and redemption. God was calling His people out from the old and into the new. He was calling things that were...
14
JUL
2016

Romans 10:9-10

“If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” Romans 10:9-10
11
JUL
2016

Hebrews 12:1-3 NLT

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our...
02
JUL
2016

I Am Leaving You With A Gift

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27 God loves you. He wants the best for you. He wants you to have peace, a peace the world cannot offer. … Our hearts were...
30
JUN
2016

Adversity, Trials and Tribulations

  Adversity, trials and tribulations are unavoidable periods all individuals experience. It is often during the wilderness seasons of distress when we seek to comprehend God’s plan and guidance in our lives. Whilst in your wilderness or valley you might experience a range of...
29
JUN
2016

God’s Divine Guidance

Life is truly a journey, but sometimes while on the trip we are faced with turns, stops and forks in the road where we desperately need God’s divine guidance. In the middle of the indecisive moments in our lives, we must do our part in seeking God’s will. The word of God is...
28
JUN
2016

God Guides Us All

God will guide you in your purpose when you align with His will, word and way. Living independently of God’s guidance is a sure way to get off of God’s track. Adhering to God’s guidance is paramount as we strive to remain on God’s pathways of promise. God guides us all, but we...
26
JUN
2016

Foremost Follow Christ

Purposely aligning with God’s word is vital for any believer to be guided in Christ, Jesus. In order to be led by Christ, we must first and foremost follow Christ and not focus on what others are doing. Intentionally positioning yourself under God’s directive leadership is the...
23
JUN
2016

Exchange Your Heaviness For His Lightness

Exchange Your Heaviness For His Lightness Heaviness has become a way of life to many of us, which is never God’s will for us. What if you are carrying things that can be lifted from your shoulders? Enter into the divine exchange of heaviness for the light yoke of Jesu...
22
JUN
2016

God Cares About Your Disappointments

God Cares About Your Disappointments We tend to disregard feelings of disappointment, chalking it up to “this is just life”. But God cares about your disappointed hopes, because they often reveal important longings of your heart. “Give your burdens to the LORD, and he...
21
JUN
2016

Receive Fresh Perspective

Receive Fresh Perspective Hopelessness can take claim in us when disappointments in our lives aren’t acknowledged or resolved. God loves to hear the truth of your heart, come to him today and receive fresh perspective and comfort from the source of hope. “I pray that God,...
20
JUN
2016

Lord Is My Portion

Lord is my Portion I try to stay busy, but there’s nothing to do. The nervousness seeps out– I tap my fingernails on the table. I cross my legs and bounce my knee. I thumb through books I’m not reading and watch the clock hands tick around in circles. … Because this...
19
JUN
2016

Lord Is Faithful

Lord is Faithful I used to tell my friends who waited, “Trust.” It’s easy to dispense advice when you can see clearly where you are headed. But now I know that in the thick gray fog of waiting, it is hard enough to simply keep moving forward, to walk directly into what you can’t...
17
JUN
2016

Romans 8:31 NLT

“What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?” Romans 8:31 NLT
16
JUN
2016

The Path God Planned

Declaring what God says about your future is vital as it relates to walking on the path God planned for you. Salvation is necessary for eternal life and God’s word informs every individual seeking salvation the instructions in order to receive it. I encourage you today to declare...
15
JUN
2016

He Is True To His Word

Praise the LORD that He is true to His word. Many individuals, myself included, change their minds and go back on their words at any given moment. For example, I’ll emphatically declare I’m not eating sweets for one month (not realizing that within that time frame is a loved...
14
JUN
2016

Created In His Image

We are created in God’s image and likeness. According to God we are wonderfully fashioned for the uniquely customized plan He has for our lives. Somewhere down the line instead of believing God’s word concerning how wonderfully He created us, children of covenant at sometime or...
13
JUN
2016

God’s Word Is Forever

God’s word is flawless and everything that God says will come to fruition. The seasons will change and years will pass but God’s word will remain forever! This is true as it relates to the warnings, directions and rebukes received when one does not adhere to God’s word. In the...
12
JUN
2016

God Will Do It

Whenever God says He will do something, God WILL DO IT! God is faithful and truthful in all His words and ways. God is not like man who makes promises and either changes his mind or fails to keep them. God keeps every promise even for generations of those who love him and obey...
11
JUN
2016

Created In His Image

We are created in God’s image and likeness. According to God we are wonderfully fashioned for the uniquely customized plan He has for our lives. Somewhere down the line instead of believing God’s word concerning how wonderfully He created us, children of covenant at sometime or...
09
JUN
2016

Colossians 4:5-6

“Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.” Colossians 4:5-6
08
JUN
2016

Romans 8:28

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28
03
JUN
2016

Proverbs 2:6-9

“For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him. Then you will understand...
29
MAY
2016

Learning To Love Well

Learning to Love Well “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.” He is broken. He is sorry. He has known how to love only in a limited way. The reach of his imagination stops at the possibility of joining the family help....
28
MAY
2016

A Great Debt

A Great Debt Some of us train for years, like Simon, to find ways to bury our sin. Control becomes an effective means of shame management. We hold people at a distance and slowly, with limits and conditions, decide who is allowed in. Legalists are not familiar with intimacy. They...
23
MAY
2016

Psalms 46:10

““Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”” Psalms 46:10
21
MAY
2016

Uncertain

Uncertain I forever have had trouble fitting in with religious people, the type who have certain ways of doing things. The word certain is very important to them because being right is possibly the central value of their life construct. I was always uncertain about their...
20
MAY
2016

1 Peter 1:6-7

“In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory...
19
MAY
2016

John 14:12-14

“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for...
18
MAY
2016

Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1
16
MAY
2016

Colossians 3:17

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17
15
MAY
2016

Verses

“This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” 1 John 4:10 “Jesus traveled throughout the region of Galilee, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind...
15
MAY
2016

What Is Faith?

What is faith? When you have faith, you really, really, really believe in something or someone. And there’s one faith that will never let you down: faith in Jesus! When you first have faith in Jesus, you believe in Him, but you don’t know all about Him yet. Learning about Jesus...
14
MAY
2016

Romans 12:2

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2
12
MAY
2016

“Compromising Our Integrity”

  Choosing anything but God’s truth leads us to compromise our integrity. It doesn’t matter how small the compromise is, it still wounds our heart of integrity. Here’s the problem- compromise leads to justification, and justification leads to confusion. What was black and...
11
MAY
2016

Psalms 94:18-19

“I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O LORD, supported me. When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.” Psalms 94:18-19
08
MAY
2016

The Road To Integrity

“The Road To Integrity” Only God’s Spirit can create integrity within us, but everything in the world can rob us of it. People and situations will intentionally and unintentionally corrupt and compromise our integrity. We aren’t born with a heart of integrity, and if we want it,...
06
MAY
2016

“What Is Integrity”

“What Is Integrity” Integrity is hard to define. In the dictionary, it’s defined as “sticking to moral and ethical principles.” In everyday life, integrity is defined as being honest and trustworthy. If we base integrity off of these 2 definitions, we end up living...
04
MAY
2016

God Protects Us

As God’s children we are commanded not to “merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:4) No matter what is going on around us, it is our responsibility as believers to advise others according to God’s word. Often times...
02
MAY
2016

God Always Loves Us

No matter where you are in your Christian journey, at one time or another ” we have all sinned and we fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) As a believer in Christ you can love God, believe Jesus and keep in step with the Holy Spirit, but still have issues you are...
01
MAY
2016

Believers In Christ

When you make the conscious decision to walk according to God’s will, word and way, don’t be surprised when jealous, envious, disrespectful haters attempt to plot and plan your downfall. You are a distinguished protected child of God, the Holy Spirit resides in you and Jesus...
30
APR
2016

Be An Active Participant

God did not call us to be docile and passive. We are to be active participants in what God has instructed us to complete for his glory and individual plan for our lives. Children of Covenant are to have faith and full confidence in God’s word because everything God says will be...
28
APR
2016

Locked In A Prison

Life is full of challenges, obstacles, trials and tribulations. There are times when one might encounter public disrespect because of their belief in the Gospel of Jesus Christ or they are distraught regarding the pressures of life. There might even be occasions when one feels as...
27
APR
2016

Nothing To Prove

Nothing to Prove “For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.” Colossians 2:9-10 The answer to the incessant voices of comparison and competition you hear is...
26
APR
2016

Are You Qualified?

Are You Qualified? ““Don’t worry about this Philistine,” David told Saul. “I’ll go fight him!” “Don’t be ridiculous!” Saul replied. “There’s no way you can fight this Philistine and possibly win! You’re only a boy, and he’s been a man of war since his youth.”” 1 Samuel 17:32-33...
25
APR
2016

Who Gets Your Blessing?

Who Gets Your Blessing? One of the most dramatically unqualified biblical heroes I can think of is Jacob. He was a liar, a con, a trickster, a fraud. He spent much of his life haunted by bad decisions and exiled to the chaos of self-inflicted consequences. And yet God called him,...
21
APR
2016

OMG

OMG This is one of the Ten Commandments I most misunderstood growing up: Don’t take the Lord’s name in vain. I thought this commandment had a very specific and limited application. Basically it boils down to not saying, “Oh, my God!” when you are shocked...
20
APR
2016

1 Peter 1:3

“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation,” 1 Peter 1:3
17
APR
2016

A Secret Weapon Called Weakness

A Secret Weapon Called Weakness In 2 Corinthians 12, Paul was sharing one of his personal struggles. He actually called it a thorn in his flesh and a messenger from Satan. So here was the greatest author in the New Testament, the guy who opened the door of the Gospel to the...
17
APR
2016

2 Corinthians 12:10

“That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10
16
APR
2016

Psalms 55:22 NLT

“Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.” Psalms 55:22 NLT
16
APR
2016

Free Me From Worry

Free Me from Worry Prayer Dear Father, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, to change the things that I can and the wisdom to know the difference. Help me to live in the present rather than worry about the future. When my mind starts wandering to things...
16
APR
2016

Colossians 2:13

Our Blessing From God! Coming Soon!!! “You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins.” Colossians 2:13
15
APR
2016

God Is The Greater Force

God is the Greater Force Most of us know what it feels like to be alone in the dark. If you ever had to take the trash out late at night or found yourself stranded alongside a road at night, then you understand – your mind can create hidden shadows or images. Before you know it,...
14
APR
2016

Identity Theft

Identity Theft America is currently having a problem with identity theft. The advancement of technology and our shift to buying and selling things online has added to this crisis. People who steal other’s identities will use their credit score and bank accounts to live a life...
14
APR
2016

It Doesn’t Get Better

It Doesn’t Get Better The story of Hannah is one that many of us can relate to. We’re in a difficult situation, yet, despite our persistent prayers, it doesn’t get better. Hannah was one of two wives of Elkanah and couldn’t conceive children, but Peninnah, the other wife, could....
13
APR
2016

Galatians 5:22-23

“But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart,...
11
APR
2016

A Worry Box

A Worry Box There are two days you should never spend a lot of time thinking about – yesterday and tomorrow. Many of us are crucified with two thieves. On the right is yesterday, and on the left is tomorrow. He doesn’t want us worrying about the past, and He certainly doesn’t...
10
APR
2016

1 Peter 5:6-7

“So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7
10
APR
2016

Colossians 2:6-7

“And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians...
09
APR
2016

You Can Be A Light

Jesus told his followers to plunge themselves into the mainstream culture like a lamp in a dark room or salt added to a recipe. He is not afraid of a culture dominated by sin—in fact, the darkness of the culture only serves to accentuate the impact of his light. Take a minute to...
08
APR
2016

Do Not Worry

Do Not Worry! There are struggles in life that can become emotional strongholds – things that hold you hostage and keep you from wholeheartedly serving and trusting God and experiencing the abundant life He has promised. One of the most damaging strongholds is worry. It is...
07
APR
2016

Check Your Heart

Jesus said the richest people were those who’d banked a lifetime of actions that honored God. He bluntly told his followers they could not be motivated by love of money and love of God at the same time. Jesus’ message here directly contradicts our culture. Today it seems...
05
APR
2016

Putting On A Show

Jesus told us to ignore people who talk big but don’t act big and to honor those who talk small but act big. Jesus sees past our rhetoric and our stream of words to see the heart of what we’re really about. And the best way to determine what we’re really about is to study what we...
31
MAR
2016

“Around The Bend”

“Around the Bend” Do you ever wish you knew what the future held? Ruth knows her vow to stay with Naomi, her mother-in-law, is a huge, life-altering decision. But she has no idea if it will turn out well. Israel is a foreign land to her, and as a Moabite, she may not...
30
MAR
2016

“At The Crossroads”

“At the Crossroads” Jesus was leaving. That was what the disciples homed in on the night of the Last Supper. You can picture them growing uncomfortable, beginning to fidget, not understanding what was happening. Gone for how long? Where? Then, Jesus goes even further....
30
MAR
2016

“A Living Hope”

“A Living Hope” There aren’t many things in life that we can be absolutely confident in. Every step of our lives—big or small—comes with some degree of uncertainty. Peter recognized the uncertainty of the world. He knew there would be countless trials, moments of...
30
MAR
2016

1 Peter 1:8-9

“You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:8-9
28
MAR
2016

“Planted For Purpose”

“Planted for Purpose” Esther was chosen in more ways than one. While she was favored by King Xerxes and chosen to become queen for her incomparable beauty, she was also favored by God. Esther, an orphaned Jew who stumbled upon royalty, was chosen to be the voice of...
27
MAR
2016

“Fear: Our Gateway To Freedom”

“Fear: Our Gateway to Freedom” Psalm 23 begins by reminding us how good God is. He is our Provider and in him we lack nothing. Maybe we don’t always have everything we want, like that big beautiful house or that shiny new car, but he makes sure we have what we need....
24
MAR
2016

Isaiah 53:5

“But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.” Isaiah 53:5
24
MAR
2016

“I Was Naked; So I Hid”

“I Was Naked; So I Hid” How silly for Adam and Eve to hide because they were naked. They’d been naked all along! From their very first breath, God had seen their nakedness. He could have made them fully clothed, but he chose to create them bare. It goes to show that...
23
MAR
2016

“Apply God’s Principles Every Day”

“Apply God’s Principles Every Day” “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105 For Christians, God’s Word provides illuminating power in what at times can be a dark world. God’s Word will only become that source of light if we are open to its truths...
22
MAR
2016

“Expand Your Knowledge”

“Expand Your Knowledge” Developing an understanding of God’s Word is a lifelong endeavor. It won’t just happen overnight. But there are certain approaches which can nurture a more comprehensive understanding. Here are a few thoughts: 1 – Obtain some tools. There are several...
19
MAR
2016

Proverbs 2:8

“He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him.” Proverbs 2:8
19
MAR
2016

Psalms 1:2-3

“But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.” Psalms 1:2-3 Amen!
19
MAR
2016

“Read The Bible Regularly”

“Read The Bible Regularly” Most of us would agree that the Bible provides quite a lot of reading material – some of which may seem overwhelming and unclear at times. Here are a few facts about the Bible which will help you navigate through your reading time with a frame of...
18
MAR
2016

“Overview Of The Bible”

“Overview of the Bible” The Bible is filled with timeless principles, clear instruction and relevant examples of living a balanced, fulfilled and blessed life as a Christian. In fact, God’s Word never has, nor ever will become irrelevant, regardless of changing times and seasons,...
17
MAR
2016

“Guaranteed Returns!”

“Guaranteed Returns!” In today’s world, this statement raises some eyebrows, and also some suspicions. But there is a universal law that applies to nearly every aspect of life: the law of seed time and harvest, or put more simply, “you reap what you sow.” You cannot reap a...
17
AUG
2015

Grace

There’s a statement often attributed to Aristotle that says “educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” The idea is that we are creatures of desire, of motivation. The human heart does not only seek instruction but operates on incentive. The...
13
AUG
2015

Getting to the Heart

Temptation has a revealing effect, uncovering the heart’s desires, proving both the depth and direction of your conviction. It shows what you’re really committed to, what you really care about, what has captured your deepest affections. The type of person we become—courageous,...
11
AUG
2015

Prayer

Jesus, I need you! You are my Lord, my God, my King. You are worthy of all of my worship. Help me, by your grace, to know you and love you so deeply and dearly that the things of this world fade away and grow strangely dim. I want to worship you and you alone. I don’t want to be...
13
JUL
2015

There’s Got to Be More

Do you ever have the feeling that you are chasing something in life that won’t fully satisfy you? Pay attention to that feeling. It’s from God. We’re not just talking about substance abuse issues, although drinking and pursuing other addictions are certainly ways of chasing...
09
JUN
2015

Walking Forward in Faith

I’ve been there. I’ve prayed on my knees until the carpet permanently imprints its knobby pattern in my skin. I’ve cried out with my face to the floor, begging God to give me the miracle. And then. And then. And then. The “no” hit me with the breaking force of a hurricane, and...
26
MAY
2015

In God’s eyes I’m beautiful

  It’s a struggle to look good, isn’t it? How hard we work at it; how constant the pressure. We all know that every day we are being evaluated on our appearance. Frankly, most of us aren’t that hot. Age, gravity, and stress take a toll each year. Take a look around you next...
22
MAY
2015

In God’s eyes I’m forgiven

Billy Crystal used to appear on “Saturday Night Live” doing a smarmy parody of actor Fernando Lamas that he called “Fernando’s Hideaway.” He would do “interviews” with celebrity guests, assuring them, “You look mahvelous, simply mahvelous. Remember, it’s not how you...
22
MAY
2015

In God’s eyes I’m somebody

When they need to preserve an important bit of information in a hurry and don’t trust their memory, some people have the cute habit of writing it on the back of their hands or their palms with an ink pen. Maybe it’s a phone number, a key date, or an important name. We see our...
05
MAY
2015

“THE BATTLE AGAINST FEAR”

Fear is one of the most basic instincts of every living creature. It can serve several healthy functions, but Scripture often forbids fear because of its tendency to lead us into disobedience. In the story of Adam and Eve falling into sin in Genesis 3, the Bible identifies the...
19
APR
2015

“A Tale of Two Fathers”

Many people view God as an Unreasonable Father with a long list of rules that seem designed to take all the fun out of life. I’ve heard God described as “The Great Cosmit Killjoy” whose boundaries are a fence that imprisons rather than a guardrail that protects. Some people see...
06
APR
2015

I’m With Him

– Cindy Hess Kasper On my husband’s T-shirt is a cartoon of a sheep walking on two legs and addressing a wolf who is barring the sheep’s passage through a gate. Standing by the sheep is a familiar-looking man. He has a beard, compassionate eyes, and a look of authority. The...
21
MAR
2015

The Waiting

– Marvin Williams Any mother can tell you that waiting to give birth is an experience that builds patience. But pity the poor mother elephant. It takes about 22 months for an unborn elephant to mature to birth! The shark known as the spiny dogfish has a pregnancy duration...
16
MAR
2015

Persistence

One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute...
16
MAR
2015

Yield

Mark 14:36| “’Abba, Father,’ he said, ‘everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.’” In the military, it is not the privates in the infantry who decide where they are going to go, what they are going to do, or the maneuvers that...
16
MAR
2015

Ask

Luke 11:9| “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” In our culture we like immediate results. If a webpage...
12
MAR
2015

Praise

Psalm 103:2-5| “Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits … who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagles.”, Often we get caught up in life...
10
MAR
2015

We Engage the Bible

Psalm 1:2| Blessed is the one … “whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.” At some point in our lives we look back over the years and see how much we’ve changed. That change might be for the better…or maybe even for the worse....
06
MAR
2015

Continuing Your Faith Journey

Matthew 4:19| “Come, follow me” Jesus said, ”and I will make you fishers of men.” If you have small children at home, then you’ll know that one of the great things about having little ones is that they adore everything you do. For example, sons try their hardest to fix things...
01
MAR
2015

Creation

Genesis 1:27| “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” If you’ve ever experienced an amazing sunset, breathtaking landscape, or the vastness of the ocean, then there have been times when you were likely taken...
23
FEB
2015

Lost Something?

Elisha’s life seemed full of strange and ridiculous moments. One of the strangest comes in 2 Kings 6:1-7. In this passage we find a group of prophets cutting down trees with axes that will be used to build new homes. One of prophets loses his ax head into the water and he becomes...
17
FEB
2015

Don’t lose heart and keep praying.

Throughout the life of Elisha, we see that many of the miracles he performed are almost identical to Jesus’ miracles. In 2 Kings 4:8-37, Elisha performs one of these similar miracles in the healing of Shunammmite woman’s son. When Elisha first encounters the woman he is so...
12
FEB
2015

Destiny

To Step Toward Your Destiny, You Have To Step Away From Your Security…
10
FEB
2015

About To Break

Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us. NLT Luke 1:78
31
JAN
2015

Don’t Give in to Your Fears

God is watching over you, so don’t listen to your fears. This is a choice. Trust God, and don’t give in to your fears. 2 Corinthians 1:10 says, “From such terrible dangers of death he saved us, and will save us; and we have placed our hope in him that he will save us again”...
31
JAN
2015

January 30th GGTG Goes Live Online!

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21
JAN
2015

Obedience To The “Heavenly Vision”

Obedience To The “Heavenly Vision” If we lose “the heavenly vision” God has given us, we alone are responsible—not God. We lose the vision because of our own lack of spiritual growth. If we do not apply our beliefs about God to the issues of everyday life, the vision...
19
JAN
2015

Turning Back Or Walking With Jesus

Turning Back Or Walking With Jesus What a penetrating question! Our Lord’s words often hit home for us when He speaks in the simplest way. In spite of the fact that we know who Jesus is, He asks, “Do you also want to go away?” We must continually maintain an adventurous attitude...
18
JAN
2015

The Surrendered Life

The Surrendered Life To become one with Jesus Christ, a person must be willing not only to give up sin, but also to surrender his whole way of looking at things. Being born again by the Spirit of God means that we must first be willing to let go before we can grasp something...
15
JAN
2015

Is He Really My Lord?

Is He Really My Lord? Joy comes from seeing the complete fulfillment of the specific purpose for which I was created and born again, not from successfully doing something of my own choosing. The joy our Lord experienced came from doing what the Father sent Him to do. And He says...